Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive treatment to repair vertebral compression fractures offered by Precision Therapy of Imaging Healthcare Specialists in Southern California. These fractures are often caused by osteoporosis, a disease that causes a loss of bone density and makes them susceptible to fracture.
Kyphoplasty is a procedure where an Imaging Healthcare Specialists interventional radiologist will use imaging to guide a tiny cannula into the fractured vertebra. Then, a balloon is inserted to restore height to the bone. After height is restored, the balloon is removed and the cavities are filled with the fast-drying bone cement which stabilizes the fracture.
The majority of patients who have kyphoplasty experience pain relief immediately following the procedure.